Agency wants to send me to NH

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    Ok...first let me say.....I have red flags going off in my head over this. I'm signing up with an agency for some extra prn work in my area. The pay is pretty good. I work prn on a cardiac intervention unit with some med/surg under belt. The thing is, after talking to a rep, he stated that he really needs NH spots filled. Now, I told him I have no experience in this area. He says,"NO BIGGY!" "It's less stressful."
    Now, call me stupid, but, being the only RN on a night shift means I have way more responsibilities than my regular floor nurse position that I currently hold. I'm not feeling too comfortable about this. I have not accepted any assignment as of yet. I'm still letting this roll around in my head for awhile. SO, I thought I'd come here and see what type of input I may get from some seasoned RN's who have worked both hospital and NH. Feel free to let me know what I might be getting myself into here.......
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    When an agency has to fill the NH spots with someone who has no LTC exp., and they will be the only RN on the night shift, my red flags go off too. When I worked LTC it would have been very difficult to have an agency nurse fill this position(heck, we couldn't even keep new grads). I would say no to this assignment and yes to an assignment where your experience could be best utilized.
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    I thought you meant New Hampshire:chuckle
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    Quote from FlyingScot
    I thought you meant New Hampshire:chuckle
    Me too!! I was thinking theres no wonder red flags were going off!
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    Quote from djc1981
    Me too!! I was thinking theres no wonder red flags were going off!
    OMG me too, I thought well it probably is less stressful in New Hampshire, they are a pretty laid back looking state!!!!
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    Quote from racing-mom4
    OMG me too, I thought well it probably is less stressful in New Hampshire, they are a pretty laid back looking state!!!!
    LMAO!!!! You got me, too. I clicked on the thread because I thought it was about New Hampshire!!
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    Quote from FlyingScot
    I thought you meant New Hampshire:chuckle
    ME TOO!!!
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    The problem with some agencies is that they do not have nurses on staff. Therefore they can be clueless as to the various specialties. You really need to protect your license as an agency nurse and only accept an assignment which you are qualified for.

    One of the employees of the staffing agency that I work for tried to recruit me to work as a circulator in an Open Heart OR. I guess since I have cath lab experience she thought it was the same thing.
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    count me among those who thought this thread was about new hampshire! i'd love to go there!
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    very little gen. comes up on noc. shift to alarm you. you most likely would have a lpn who could fill you in on any thing your not used to doing. (ask!) you mey be bored compared to what you do now. what Ive seen is passing pills to about 7 people, giving suppositories(3-8) a few 0600 accuchecks, a few summaries in n.n's, a few (5-7 eyedrops) What an R.N. said to me when I workde a noc. shift" now the hardest thing to do is stay awake" (b/t 2 & 4 a.m.)most all your hands on care starts at 4:30 a.m.


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